One thing that does unite every show on this list is that each of them came into my life at the exact right time and also all influence my own writing in some way.
Here’s what we loved this year and what we didn’t like very much at all. We’d love to hear your opinions too, obviously!
Over 30,000 votes later! Here are your winners and our critic’s picks!
Queer women’s television has grown significantly in recent years. Still, we’ve watched our best continue to be sidelined by a straight white male majority that won’t pay attention to queer stories, women’s stories, stories about people of color. Well, no more my friends!
A definitive look back on the greatest, gayest show about a heterosexual romance of our time.
Plus: JR and Petra try co-parenting on Jane the Virgin, Lena Waithe smooches Halley Berry on the mouth on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Kat’s new love gets complicated on The Bold Type.
Plus updates on: The Flash, Gentleman Jack, Station 19, Charmed, Jane the Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Good Fight!
Plus: Niko and Mel go on the cutest little detective chase on “Charmed.”
Plus: Petra woos JR some more, a season wrap-up on Madam Secretary, a witchy revelation on Charmed, Hen saves the day on 9-1-1, and a polyamorous bisexual surprise (in a good way!) on S.W.A.T.!
I’m old enough to remember when the only way you could see four queer women on one episode of TV was to watch The L Word.
Plus updates on: The Good Fight, Grey’s Anatomy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Will & Grace, Jane the Virgin, Legacies, Roswell, Riverdale and Now Apocalypse!
There’s nothing like a good old, grown up coming out story! You have 48 hours to vote for your favorites!
“Play to everyone’s culinary strengths, know your nemeses, and make sure all your guests are familiar with poison-free alternatives to food with poison in them.”
2009, the year The L Word ended and Glee began.
Listen, we all know queer women love a good TV show about serial killing or Satan worship or ghosts — but did you know sometimes it feels good to just feel good?
“Is this how cis white dudes feel all the time?”
There’s an awful lot of awful things we could be thinking of, but for just one day let’s only think about love.
“It’s not just sex, it’s love. It’s two people connecting, with four other people, and aliens.”
Sometimes, on a rare harvest moon when the mermaids sing and the unicorns take flight, we’re treated to really authentic, layered, swoon-worthy portrayals of bisexual women on our favorite shows.
Ten thousand reader votes later…